COVID-19 Assistance and Resources

Last updated: June 2, 2021

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) is continuing to assist individuals and households facing financial challenges and other hardships stemming from the ongoing pandemic.

Outlined below are resources for those in need of food; diapers; children’s meals; rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for Philadelphia residents; and other social services. You will also find a link that includes Archdiocesan resources, guidelines, recommendations and directives for the period following the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

Those interested in helping our neighbors in need throughout the Philadelphia region and supporting our work can make a one-time or recurring gift by visiting https://cssphiladelphia.org/donate/.

Those interested in joining Catholic Social Services in providing feminine hygiene products to women and girls in need throughout the five-county Philadelphia area can visit http://yougivegoods.com/takebackthemonth to learn more and donate.

Please be assured of our continued prayers for all of those affected by this virus and for you and your families.

Catholic Social Services Resources

Nutritional Development Services Resources

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) has a COVID-19 Information page that includes resources for emergency food and meals for children. Click here to find resources for food in your community.

Catholic Housing and Community Services Resources

Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is committed to providing support to seniors and older adults throughout the Philadelphia region during the pandemic. Any older adult in the surrounding five county area in need is encouraged to call the CHCS Helpline at 1-888-679-7669. 

Archdiocesan Resources

The period after the lifting of the COVID19 restrictions requires us to be ready to assist people to reintegrate into an active, in person engagement with parish life. Below you will find plentiful resources, guidelines, recommendations and directives for parishes and Archdiocesan institutions for this period.

ARISE: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic

Federal Government Resources

Pennsylvania Government Resources